There’s a new scoop about Amazon’s much awaited successors to the Amazon Kindle Fire HD (7” and 8.9”) tablets from the folks at BGR.
The Kindle Fire HD 2 7” model will be in for a redesign, along with a significant upgrade in specs in the form of a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution display, a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2 GHz processor, and Adreno 330 graphics.
The 8.9” Kindle Fire HD will have a 2,560 x 1,600-pixel display, along with the same powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset as the 7” variant, along with 2GB of RAM. The 8.9” Fire HD will have an 8 MP main camera, unlike the 7” version which only has a front shooter.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire line of tablets have managed to create a decent niche for themselves, as they’ve been sold at the kind of prices that don’t make them come in direct competition with Apple’s dominant iPads, while also closely tying in the content ecosystem to that of Amazon itself.
In effect, customers have been happy with getting rather excellent specs at almost bargain basement prices, while Amazon gets a virtual storefront in the hands of millions of people for it to push its products and services through. From the looks of it, that’s not going to change any time soon!
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